Ice cream as we all know comes in a dazzling array of flavours ranging from the traditional through the exotic to the downright weird. However, on a trip to Cochem I tried ice cream – Riesling ice cream in fact. Continue reading “Riesling Ice Cream”
I am not a huge fan of statistics as no matter how factual they are, and if read out of context they can be misleading also.
After much digging on the internet, I discovered a reasonably useful booklet titled “Health Guide for persons with migration background in Rheinland-Pfalz”. I say “reasonably” as it was published in 2010, although the bulk of the information in it should still be valid. Continue reading “Health Guide for Immigrants”
Tractors are some of the few items of machinery used during the grape harvest here. The steep of the vineyards make mechanisation a challenge, and most things are done manually as they have been since the Romans first introduced grapes to the region. Continue reading “Mechanising the Grape Harvest with Tractors”
Moving abroad is a massive step. Numerous worries cross our minds ranging from whether our lack of the native language really will be a barrier through to seemingly trivial things like are decent tea bags available? However, one of the biggest and most important concerns is what are the healthcare arrangements in case of sickness or injury? Continue reading “Healthcare in Germany”
The great thing about the Mosel valley is its accessibility. It is located close to the borders with Belgium, Luxembourg, France and the Netherlands, and excellent transport links make getting here from anywhere Europe a breeze.
My son has loved climbing ever since he was little. Even now at the age of 18, he cannot resist those climbing walls you see around. So, imagine his (and my) delight when we discovered a superb climbing park located in a woodland above Traben Trarbach. Continue reading “Adventure Forest Climbing Park”
One of the most daunting aspects when coming to live in Germany is what to do when medical problems occur. Continue reading “Finding English-Speaking Doctors, Dentists and Opticians in Germany”
One of the most disconcerting things about moving to a new country is the unfamiliar legal system. Even where there are similarities in how things are done back home, a time often comes when we simply are not sure if something is legal or not. That can be a real issue if you are not fluent in the local language. Continue reading “English Translations of German Civil and Fiscal Codes”